College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Animal & Avian Sciences

Environmental Sustainability and Animal Production - Mini-Symposium

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 1:00am to 5:00am
Beltsville Agriculture Research Center, Building 005, Conference Room 020 BARC-West
10300 Baltimore Ave
Building 005
Beltsville, MD 20705
United States
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ARPAS Mini-Symposium

April 26, 2017

Environmental Sustainability and Animal Production

Beltsville Agriculture Research Center, ARS, USDA

Building 005, Conference Room 020, BARC-West

10300 Baltimore Ave, Beltsville, MD 20705-2350


The focus will be how to balance good environmental and animal stewardship, with providing high quality food to consumers, in sufficient quantity at a profit.


Moderator:                 Richard Reynnells, President-Elect

                                    American Registry of Professional Animal Scientist, DC Chapter


1:00-1:10 pm               Introductory Comments

                                    Bill Price, President

                                    American Registry of Professional Animal Scientist, DC Chapter


1:10-1:40 pm               A Multi-Stakeholder Approach for Sustainable Production of

                                    Commodity Crops

                                    Allison Thomson, Science and Research Director

                                    Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, Washington DC


1:40-2:10 pm               Greenhouse Gas Mitigation

                                    Rick Kohn, Professor of Animal Nutrition Management

                                    Depart. of Animal and Avian Sciences, UMD, College Park, MD


2:10-2:40 pm               Ask Farmers, Not Google

                                    Katie Dotterer-Pyle, American Dairy Association Northeast

                                    Cow Comfort Inn Dairy, Union Bridge, MD


2:40-3:00 pm               Break


3:00-3:30 pm               How EPA’s AgStar Program Promotes Environmental Sustainability                                     and Animal Production

                                    Chris Voell, International Lead-Agriculture AgStar and Global Methane                                               Initiative Climate Change Division US EPA, Washington DC


3:30-4:00 pm               How Agricultural Research Services Promote Environmental

                                    Sustainability and Animal Production

                                    Walter Mulbry, Microbiologist

                                    Sustainable Agricultural Systems Laboratory, ARS, USDA, Beltsville, MD


4:00-4:30 pm               Global Feed LCA Institute and the Feed Industry

                                    Joel Newman, President and CEO

                                    American Feed Industry Association; President International Feed

                                    Industry Federation, Arlington, VA


4:30-5:00 pm               Discussion with Speakers


5:00 pm                       Adjourn


5:00-6:30 pm               Reception and Awards Ceremony






Symposium & Reception


          ARPAS Member

$40  (May Register at the Door)

          Non Member

$40  (May Register at the Door)

          Graduate Students

Free (May Register at the Door)


Free (May Register at the Door)

Reception Only

$15  (May Register at the Door)


Please Make Checks Payable to: ARPAS, Washington DC Chapter


Mail or Email Registrations to: Gerald E. Poley

                                                    Tech & Nutrition Service

                                                    PO Box 1163

                                                    Columbia, MD 21044-0163


$40 for ARPAS members and non-members, free for graduate and undergraduate students
Gerald E. Poley, Tech & Nutrition Service, PO Box 1163, Columbia, MD 21044-0163
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